How To Take The Perfect Picture For Your Dating Profile

Could a new profile picture help you find ‘The One'?

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Could a new profile picture help you find ‘The One'?

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In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the internet for everything from shopping the latest trends to career networking, so it seems logical to use the good old internet to find that someone special, too.

The tricky part is knowing which pictures to post on your online dating profile. That's why we've spoken to the experts at to get their top tips on making your profile work for you.

First off, ditch any group photos. You don't want to confuse potential dates with pictures of you and your friends – keep the focus on you. Not sure which ones to use? Ask your friends to vet your pictures before posting them – they're the ones you can rely on for an honest opinion.

What you wear can reveal a lot about your personality. Make sure you're wearing something bright that makes you stand out because that's the aim of the digital dating game. You'd be surprised how many people post pictures wearing sunglasses, but experts at eHarmony say it is a big no-no. They revealed the most successful pics are those with direct eye contact with the camera. Don't forget to smile, too.

Lighting is key to taking a good picture and we're not talking filters. For the most-flattering light, the best time to take your profile pic is during the afternoon. The sun should always be behind the camera so make sure the person who's taking your picture knows this or if you're doing a selfie, position yourself the right way round.

So how many pics should you actually post? The experts at eHarmony suggest 3-5 to show your matches the different facets of your personality and lifestyle.

What are you waiting for? Get snapping.

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